Woolston Floating Bridge

Stephen Hoadley P.G Dip. MAHI. FRSA

BLHS Monthly Meeting: Saturday, 10th February 2024

at 7.00 pm, United Reformed Church (above Iceland), Bitterne Precinct

Stephen is an experienced public speaker who regularly gives talks to local history and community groups. He is passionate about communicating the social history of travel in an accessible way

The floating bridge was a cable ferry that linked Woolston and Southampton from 1836 until the opening of the Itchen Bridge in 1977. Initially owned by a private company, the Floating Bridge Company. The first Floating Bridge started operating in November 1836, replacing the small ferry boats that until then had operated across the Itchen.

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